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About LBcruiseshipblogger

MyCruiseStories blog tells stories about adventures in cruising on ships big and small. Things to do onboard and in port. Anything connected to cruising. Also food, travel, recipes, towel animals, and the occasional random blog.

Food on Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista has a variety of food for passengers to choose from. Some food venues are included in the price of the cruise and others cost extra. The main dining room and Lido buffet are of course included. For no … Continue reading

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Cruising to Sydney, Australia

Arriving in Australia by cruise ship is far nicer than arriving by airplane. Besides the fact that the journey is far more fun, cruise ship passengers are not sprayed with disinfectant before disembarking like airplane passengers sometimes are. Customs is … Continue reading

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Explorer of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas launched in 2000 and had dry-dock upgrades in 2015. The ship carries registry from the Bahamas. Though not one of Royal Caribbean’s biggest ships, at 1020 feet in length, 161 feet in width, and … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Crepes

Gluten Free Crepes Ingredients 2 eggs 1 1/4 cup milk (any kind, cow, plant based, whatever) 2 Tablespoons liquid vegetable oil – whatever type you prefer 1/3 cup each of 3 different kinds of gluten free flour or 1 cup … Continue reading

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Coconut Shrimp

There’s a lot of recipes out there for coconut shrimp. This one happens to not only be both baked and gluten free, but also so tasty that people might not even bother to dip all their shrimp in sauce. I … Continue reading

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Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter fans can enjoy a visit to a simulated world from the books and movies at Orlando’s Universal Studios. Perched on the edges of both Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, visitors to both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Cabins on Holland America Oosterdam

Like all cruise ships, Holland America Oosterdam has a variety of accommodations for passengers to choose from. Cabins range from the lowest priced inside cabins for budget conscious travelers to the spacious Pinnacle Suite for guests who want to cruise … Continue reading

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Halloween on a Cruise Ship

Cruising over a holiday doesn’t mean missing out on celebrations. Holidays give the ships a reason to vary from their everyday events, add extra activities, and do something different and special. Halloween came during the Vista’s transatlantic crossing so that … Continue reading

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Usually cruise ships tie up to a dock on port stops, but sometimes they anchor offshore. When the ship anchors it is called a tender port because people move from ship to shore in smaller boats called tenders. Each ship … Continue reading

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Real Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies Cookies Ingredients juice and zest of 1 lemon 1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions line cookie … Continue reading

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